Frances Ray Gillette

25 July 1871–27 July 1953 (Age 82)
Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States

The Life of Frances Ray

When Frances Ray Gillette was born on 25 July 1871, in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States, her father, Almerin Gillette, was 33 and her mother, Chloe Eugenia Chapman, was 29. She lived in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Williamsburg, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 July 1953, in Warwick, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Almerin Gillette
Chloe Eugenia Chapman
Almerin C Gillett
Katherine May Gillette
Frances Ray Gillette
Mary Eugenia Gillette

Parents and Siblings



    Almerin C Gillett


    Katherine May Gillette



    Mary Eugenia Gillette


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 6

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 23

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a feminine form of Gillett 1.2 French: variant spelling of Gillet .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie Gillett in household of Almerine Gillett, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • F R Gillette in household of A Gillette, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Frances Gillette in household of Harris A Neil, "United States Census, 1910"

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